A fermented food, tempeh is made from partly cooked soybeans inoculated with spores of a friendly mold in a process resembling cheese-making. The mold creates threads that bind the beans into a flat cake. It has a yeasty flavor and firm texture.
This is the perfect sandwich if you love the flavor of smoked food but want to skip eating animal protein or just want to change it up with a plant-based meal. To make the smoked tempeh, you’ll need a disposable foil pan plus some small wood chips.